On June 18, a group of people gathered in Hildebrand Hall to share stories they love. They told about the books and why the stories are meaningful to them. Some were childhood favorites and others were new discoveries. Here's the list with books from Plymouth Library in bold type. If we missed getting your recommendation, you can add it in the commets section below. 

Ann Palmason: Harriet and the Promised Land - Jacob Lawrence

Roberta Devine: Wild Swans - Jung Chan

Janice Randall: Watership Down - Richard Adams

Anita Gras Bryant: Hansel and Gretel - Grimm Brothers, illus by E Zwerger

Tom Kress: Melville's Moby Dick: An American Nekyia - Edward Edinger

Sophia Gibbons: American Girl books - various authors (Plymouth has titles by Valerie Tripp and Connie Rose Porter)

Jennifer Kaiton: The Mastery of Love - Don Moguel Ruiz

Annabelle: "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly" Said the Sloth - Eric Carle

Lucas: What Makes a Rainbow? - Betty Schwartz

Al: Prodigal Son - Bible

Jeanette: My Brother Martin - Christine King Farris

Jane: Up a Road Slowly - Irene Hunt

Beth: The Book Thief - Markus Zukas

Larry Jones: Honest to God - John Robinson

Warren Smith: Wolf - Albert P. Terhune

Kael Sherrard: The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

Ingrid Holmlund: Children Just Like Me - Barnabus and Annabel Kindersley

Medora Moburg: A Testament of Devotion - Thomas Kelly

Eileen Gibbons: West with the Night - Beryl Markham

Mae Durland: Putting Families First / The Working Man's Bible

Katie Stultz: Burt Dow, Deep Water Man - Robert McCloskey

Louisa Eastman: One Summer: 1927 - Bill Bryson

Suzanne Sanderson: Maud - Isabella Maud Rittenhouse

Karen Gwilym: The Quilt Makers Gift - Jeff Brumbeau / If I Live To Be 100 - Neenah Ellis

Mae Bell: Body and Soul - Frank Conroy

Bev de Cook: My Name is Asher Lev - Chaim Potok

Charlie Torres: Southern Fried Plus 6 - William Price Fox

Chandler: Corduroy - Don Freeman

Ken Hagen: Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson

Susan Jones: Strangers in Their Own Land - Arlie R Hochschild

Don Bell: Alexander Hamilton - Ron Chernow

Anne Kiemle: Hope for the Flowers - Trina Paulus

Garrick Dabbs: That Was Then, This Is Now - SE Hinton

Amanda Dabbs: The Gene - Siddhartha Mukhergee

India Dabbs: Tear Soup - Pat Schweiber

Ardy Bergman: A House Is a House for Me - Mary Ann Hoberman

(Photo by Janice Randall)